Drug lord “Taliban” who stole a 450 pound shipment of cocaine from the cartel is thrown Alive into the water while wearing an anchor around his waist. Reinaldo Fuentes was tossed into the Caribbean Sea from a raft. Fuentes, a drug dealer from Venezuela, was charged with stealing cocaine valued at millions of dollars. He was taken on July 17 and left for dead the following day in what appeared to be retaliation for the theft. From Adry Torres’ Dailymail.com article Revised: 16:30, August 29, 2023 EDT
In retaliation for stealing 450 pounds of cocaine—as well as money—from a cartel, a wanted Venezuelan drug dealer known only as Taliban is now being thrown alive into the ocean while being bound at the wrists with an anchor.
Prior to being thrown over the edge of a boat into the Caribbean Sea not far from Martinique, Reinaldo Fuentes is seen chained and gagged with blood marks on the back of his head by his assailants.
Fuentes may be seen glancing directly towards the person taking the camera in the footage posted to social media. Then, he is cast overboard and left to perish.
His captors are not named, although one can be overheard in the background of the video requesting that no one’s faces be visible, followed by another adding, “He has no way to save himself.”A intermediary for the Venezuelan Clan del Cartel, Fuentes earlier dropped a package of drugs worth $10 million at sea and made up a phony coast guard pursuit to justify not returning the drugs to his superiors while keeping the money.
He then repackaged the cocaine and took it to another Caribbean island before returning to the water to retrieve it.The plan, however, failed when one of his minions turned on him, and on July 18, a day after he had been invited to a cartel meeting, he met his watery end.
Veteran journalist Rafael Tolentino revealed on Monday’s episode of the Dominican Republic’s daily morning program “Esto No Es Radio” that Fuentes had obtained a fake national identification card that allowed him to live under the name Miguel Fulcar there, making it impossible for law enforcement to find him.
In the Dominican city of Bonao, Fuentes was allegedly dating a well-known lawyer, caring for her daughter, and raising three kids from a previous relationship in Venezuela. He is accused of overseeing the distribution of drugs in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Bonao, where he acquired the moniker “Taliban” as a result of questionable business relationships with Middle Eastern drug smugglers.
Prior to this, a gunfight with the police in Buenos Aires resulted in the deaths of two members of his organization. Police were able to retrieve a stash of guns from a Bonao residence thanks to an investigation. According to reports, Fuentes owned the guns. According to sources, Tolentino Fuentes arrived on July 14 and stayed for two days before departing.
Tolentino was informed by sources that Fuentes was killed as a result of his involvement in the theft of a multi-million dollar cocaine shipment bound for Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands. On July 17, Fuentes left his Dominican house and was persuaded to attend a cartel meeting at an undisclosed location. He was taken away at that time and discarded at sea the following day.
A gang member made sure that the faces of the executioners were not captured on camera in the footage.Then, because Fuentes had an anchor tied around his torso to prevent him from saving himself, two guys had to struggle to lift him off the raft. Then they throw him into the water, face first. Fuentes can be seen floating in the water without nobody making any attempt to save him as the video comes to a close.
The military of the Dominican Republic stated that the event did not occur in its seas, however it is unknown if officials have made any arrests in the case.It’s also unclear how long Fuentes has been associated with the Gulf Cartel, which is said to be Mexico’s first still-functioning organized crime group.
During the Prohibition Era, the network initially smuggled alcohol into the US. Once it was over, the group shifted its focus to other illegal ventures like prostitution networks, gambling, and the smuggling of other items.
The Gulf Cartel did not enter the drug trade until 1980, when it began to target the heroin and marijuana markets.
Due to its proximity to the border – the Gulf Cartel is based out of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas – its leader Juan Garca finally made an arrangement with the once-powerful Colombian Cali Cartel to establish drug trafficking routes to the United States.
Garca agreed to coordinate cartel shipping along the Mexico-U.S. border in exchange for a share of the profits with the Rodrguez Orejuela brothers, the heads of the Cali Cartel.
The Gulf Cartel’s dominance in the drug trade was weakened by extraditions and the murder of its leaders.The Scorpions, Cyclones, Metros, Panthers, and Rojos are just a few of the cartel cells that went their separate ways and established operations throughout Tamaulipas.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn